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"...And these atomic bombs which science burst upon the world that night were strange even to the men who used them."
The World Set Free. H.G.Wells 1914

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   Here are the pictures of most nuclear and thermonuclear atmospheric(or surface) explosions conducted in the period between 1945-1963. On August 5, 1963 limited test ban treaty signed, so all the consequent tests were underground, although there were some exceptions, e.g. China conducted atmospheric tests later. Pictures are grouped by operation names, dimensions and file size shown, almost all of the pictures are color except the ones marked as "bw". There are mostly US tests pictures in my gallery right now, also I have some unidentified pictures of nuclear blasts, if you can identify them that would be great. If you have any nuclear blast picture that is not here or you think something is not correct please Contact Me. Any help will be highly appreciated.

Info available - The test information available in the info pane.
Basic Info - Basic test info, such as yield, date, weapon type, site, etc is available in the info pane, and I'm working to complete the story.
No Info - No info pane yet. Either I have no information, or haven't started working on it yet.

Usage - Click on Nexp/Prev buttons to display next/prev image icon and test info. (Don't worry about classified stuff, it's just a starter image ;) For the large image and test info click on the icon.


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